23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Pisa
— 1 night
Train
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Pompeii
— 1 night
Fly
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Catania, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Wine Tours & Tastings). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 10th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and finally explore the ancient world of Terme di Nerone.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums · Historic Sites

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a stroll around Vernazza, then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Milan road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Venice

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning site.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Positano

— 4 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Amalfi Coast Drive, &more) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Positano trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Positano by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Pompeii

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip planning site.

Drive from Positano to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pompeii are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Catania.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Tours

Catania, Sicily

— 2 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 22nd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Catania trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Pompeii to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.